Helen Logas, the founder and former CEO of Luxperience, has promoted Lindy Andrews from Director of Sales and Partner Alliances to CEO effective 1 October 2013. Logas will take a self-appointed background role. Logas said she wants to grow Luxperience by at least 50% in 2014. Ms Andrews will lead that endeavour for the B2B luxury and experiential travel show which attracted 148 exhibitor companies and over 300 buyers in Sydney from 2-4 September. Before joining Luxperience in April this year, Andrews helped generate record revenues at Novotel Manly in Sydney and the Panthers Group of venues. She took her first agency's annual turnover from $700,000 to $10 million in eight years. Source: Asia Travel Tips
Benchmark Hospitality International®has named Jaclyn (Jackie) Allee director of communications. Ms. Allee is based in Benchmark’s Home Office in The Woodlands north of Houston. This appointment represents a promotion for Jackie Allee, who was previously marketing manager for Benchmark Hospitality International. It also underscores the company’s system-wide initiative of empowering employees’ professional growth -- Benchmark Builds Futures. In her new position, Ms. Allee will oversee all aspects of the expanding company’s marketing communications programming, working closely with Benchmark’s vice president of marketing, vice president global online marketing, and chief marketing officer. Jackie Allee began her tenure with Benchmark Hospitality International as marketing coordinator. Earlier in her career she worked in marketing for The International Center for Entrepreneurial Development in Cypress, Texas. Source: Press release.